Officials identify 2 victims found dead on Lake McClure houseboat


Requests for a welfare check for a houseboat on the lake came in Saturday afternoon

MARIPOSA COUNTY, California (KSEE/KGPE) — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is figuring out how two people ended up dead on a houseboat on Lake McClure.

The sheriff’s office identified the victims Sunday as Roger Dennis, 68, of La Grange, and Myles Correia, 63, of Merced.

Kristie Mitchell, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, said calls came in Saturday afternoon requesting a welfare check for the two on the boat. Responding deputies would eventually find the deceased.

Mitchell said deputies were contacted by a friend of Dennis as he had not heard from him in over a week after making multiple attempts to get a hold of him.

Dennis lived in a houseboat moored in the Arnold Bay section of Lake McClure.

Right now, there is no suspicion of foul play, but the cause of death has yet to be determined. Mitchell said the deaths could be related to a carbon monoxide leak.

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